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.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" new poll numbers indicate that the president is losing the healthcare battle and his popularity is suffering as a result. we will look at those numbers and again check him on some of his facts. trying to get to the facts about white house e-mails testye between the press secretary and our own major garrett. we'll update the marino fencive -- the marine offensive in afghanistan and we have news about former presidential candidate john edwards, all that and sarah palin responds to the president directly, and "special report" starts right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama is lying low today, taking a day off from his increasingly pitched battle to get healthcare reform on the books, but as the white house searches for a message that will stop the negative moment momentum, new poll numbers numbers indicate tt fewer americans than ever are buying what the president is selling. couldcorrespondent shannon bream takes a look. >> he was adored by crowds on the campaign trail, but the reality of trying to push through a major overhaul of
reform are. bret: does senator cornyn's part about if its was george w. bush that asked for e-mails, it would have been -- >> look, i'm not as sanguine as my colleagues on this. the first amendment says that congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, now, however, the president will collect e-mails that contain fishy disinformation. i mean, that's orwelian language that you get out of hugo chavez when he shuts down 100 radio stations. i don't think there is a conspiracy of collecting ip addresses but a white house ought not be collecting disinformation. even that language is language in america that we don't use. it is a language of dictators, and the tactic here is chicago-style politics. it is disgraceful. bret: i would never describe you as sanguine, certainly not on this show. mahmoud ahmadinejad is sworn in as a iranian president for a second term, coming up. to stay in tune with life after 50, i switched to a complete multivitamin with more. only one a day women's 50+ advantage... has gingko for memory and concentration... plus support for bone and breas
news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next, shimon perez discusses the prospects for peace with the palestinians. tough talk and preparation. we'll see what israel is doing about the possibility of a nuclear iran. the white house fires back after former vice president dick cheney says the president is playing politics with the c.i.a on healthcare legislation, top democrats scam bell to fill ted kennedy's open senate seat as top republicans call for starting over. all that, plus the fox all-stars, "special report" live from jerusalem starts right now. welcome to jerusalem. i'm bret baier. we are on the mount of olives overlooking the temple mount. behind me, you can see the dome of the rock, the oldest existing islamic monument. below it, the western wall, or wailing wall, the holiest site for jews. with this as our backdrop, we begin with renewed prospects for peace talks between the israelis an plifns. here is white house correspondent wendell goler. >> months after meeting accept separately with the israeli and palestinian leaders,
--www.ncicap.org-- next the bret: and of the government's effort to stimulate the auto business is just about over. we will review the final weekend of cash for clunkers and talk to dealers. the number two democrat says government-run health insurance might be a loser. the house speaker just said it is a necessity. major democratic losses predicted next year and we look at one blue dog democrat being dogged by health care skeptics. we will take you to a country where the h1n1 flu is raging in taking lives. all of that, plus the all-star panel and the fried a lightning round, right here, right now. -- and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. we begin "special report" with a fox news alert. breaking news from the white house on a friday afternoon in august concerning the federal deficit. staggering numbers that could further affect the health care reform debate. major garrett joins us live with details. good evening. >> the question is, can you slide $2 trillion under the door? it appears the president and his administration are trying to. a couple of moments ago, the office
by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report," the obama administration asks for your help in fighting off misinformation about the healthcare plan. we'll look at how reform legislation could be derailed by the most divisive political issue, abortion. we'll examine the events that led up to today's tearful reunion of journalists released from captivity and hugo chavez beats the drums of war over u.s. troop movement in south america. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. breaking news within the last few minutes. a federal jury has found former louisiana democratic congressman william jefferson guilty of bribery. this case is best known, you may remember, with the $90,000 federal agents found in his freezer. national correspondent catherine herridge joins us live with details. >> according to reports we are receiving from the federal courthouse in alex an dree ya, the former congressman has been found guilty of 11 of the charges against him, including bribery, in one of the most notorious tria
possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" big numbers from one of the government's most popular economic incentives, the cash for clunkers program. the president says he is optimistic about economic recovery after the latest numbers are stronger than anticipated. the healthcare reform numbers still don't add up for many on capitol hill, as vacation beckons, and after a number of legal efforts, we finally get to see the air force i flyover that panicked manhattan. all that, plus the all-star panel and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. after a lot of lonely weekends, car dealers around the country are bracing for impact tonight. a government program designed to spark sales and get gas guzzlers off the road is getting a high octane reception from the public. now, white house correspondent wendell goler reports the president is looking for more fuel for this program, despite critics who say this is bad for the country's economic engine. >> who would
: call today to schedule a free investment check-up, or visit a td ameritrade branch. bret: if tom ridge was hoping to generate buzz about his upcoming book, mission accomplished. the publisher released a summary saying he was pressured to change the terror threat level for political purposes, a change that is drawing enthusiastic rebuttals. mike emanuel has the story. >> as osama bin laden warned in a videotape that blood would run through the streets of america, tom ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured to raise the color-code threat level on the eve of the 2004 election, but he refused. he wrote, "there is absolutely no support for that position within our department. i wondered, is this about security or politics?" this was perceived as a move that would help then-president bush. francis townsend flatly deny that. >> not only do not think it played politics, it was never discussed. >> for the region >> there was concern that if intelligent supported raising the threat -- the threat level, it might be to the detriment of president bush because people might perceive it being
institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report" senator ted kennedy dies of brain cancer, and will advocates of healthcare reform try to use kennedy's death to boost their cause? a former c.i.a. inspector general talks about dick cheney's influence in his report on enhanced interrogations and south carolina's embattled governor answered a call from list second in command to step down. all that, plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm he bret baier. senator edward kennedy is being remembered are today as an iconic larger than life figure who was the anchor of america's first family of politics. kennedy died tuesday night at his cape cod home a little more than a year after being diagnosed with brain cancer. it was the final chapter in a he very public and often troubled life. >> at the end of our journey and always before us shines that ideal of liberty and justice for all. >> not by his own choosing, edward kennedy became the surrogate patriarch of a political dynasty, his life a series of triumphs an losses, all positions prominently in
possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org---^ bret: next on "special report" the president decides against the shakeup at the federal reserve. was dick cheney right all along about the value of enhanced interrogation techniques? we will show you the evidence so far. we report. you decide. you haven't heard about a terrorist plot against this country following 9/11. new details tonight. and democrats denounce organized resistance to healthcare reform. wait until you see what's coming this week. all that, plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret bret. on a day when a pair of economic forecasts paint a picture of exploding deficits, mounting debt andizing unemployment, america's top banker is getting a vote of confidence. major garrett reports on the p president's decision to keep the head of the federal reserve on the payroll. >> the man next to me, ben bernanke, has led the fed through one of the worst financial crises that this nation and the world has ever faced. >> and so the academic from dril
by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bots bret: next on special report, can giving your neighbor healthcare insurance cost you your job? we'll give you the numbers. the white house is overseeing tough terror interrogations. thousands line the streets and wait to pay respects to the late senator ted kennedy, and an american military helicopter is targeted by somali pirates. we'll show you that video. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the effort to make sure all americans are covered by health insurance could end up costing millions of workers their jobs. that's the finding of a new study on the current plans offered by congressional democrats and the president, but is it a fair conclusion? we report. you decide. here is correspondent shannon bream. >> healthcare reform is not going to be free. >> in a study commissioned by the heritage commission, a price tag is put on the legislative proposals as they exist now on chill. the news is not good for america's employers. under the pay or play mandate, which would r
themselves. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the fireworks present at many healthcare town halls this month have a lot to do with whether the public believes that pelnnves that politicians are leveling with them, and the president's point man with the press was challenged today about some statement mrs. obama made that are not true. senior white house correspondent major garrett is checking the facts. >> the president's waging war against what he calls healthcare myths and disinformation. town halls like the one yesterday in new hampshire, the white house says, allowed him to do just that. >> the president went out of his way to bring up, in fact, service misinformation it turns out there to address it. >> but the president got it wrong yesterday when he said this about the powerful seniors lobby, aarp. >> we have the aarp onboard, because they know this is a good deal for our seen quors. >> aarp would not be endorsing a bill if it was undermining medicare. >> but aarp, 40 million members strong, has not endorsed anything. >> w
. bret: a new york prosecutor says a long island mother who killed herself and 70thers in a wrong-way crash was drunk and using marijuana. one popular magazine has found that texting while driving is more dangerous than being drunk. catherine herridge reports that what to do about it has become a front burner issue. >> the transportation secretary got right to the point. >> if it were up to me, i would ban drivers from texting immediately. >> whether it's train drivers texting, blamed for the death of 25 in a california cash last year, or those behind the wheel checking e-mail, a summit will bring together members of congress, transportation safety experts and academics to tackle the problem. >> the bottom line is we need to put an end to unsafe cell phone use, typing on blackberries, and other activities that require drivers to take their eyes off the road and their focus away from driving. >> a recent study by virginia tech's tans pore tation institute concludes that just dialing a cell phone increases the risk of a accident sixfold. also, truckers who text are 23 times more lik
captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: on "special report" the speaker of house calling a shouting dissent on americans. seniors have plenty of de dissent over the aarp over its endorsement of the current reform plan and the president spends the day in mexico not far from the region ruled in part by a brutal drug cartel and asthma reasons fight the taliban in afghanistan, the u.s. commander says the taliban is winning. all that, plus the fox news all-stars, right here, right now. from washington, i'm bret baier. the top two democrats in the house of representatives today poured fuel on the fire over the hot tempered reaction to healthcare reform in many members' town hall sessions this month. carl cameron calls on the democrats' efforts to neutralize the critics. >> as democrats continued their orchestrated nationwide blitz of pro-healthcare town hall reform meetings, some tried to put down opponents in advance. >> raise your hand if you are so mad about the idea of federal healthcare reform you can't even think straight? proud and determined, healthcare reform opponents are turnin
---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next, will democrats on capitol hill abandon healthcare reform and go solo? and terrorists coordinate a series of bombings in baghdad in the deadliest day of the year for iraq, and just one day ahead of afghanistan's elections, the taliban signals it will put up a fight of its own. all that plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. president obama's push to speed healthcare reform through congress has hit plenty of speed bumps this summer. today, the white house was trying to regroup in some pretty fast company. senior white house correspondent major garrett reports one option on the table, going it alone. >> president obama celebrated all things nascar with last year's sprint cup champion, jimmie johnson, and even his aides say his healthcare package isn't stalled and can still be won. >> the discussion is not over. >> house minority whip eric cantor agrees the debate is not over but says the president is spinning his wheels. >> what i really see right now is a white house in chaos over healthcare. >> mr. obama's
bret: next the discussion turns toward one alternative from public option, the co-op so how would that work? the web house website captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- that has many advocates upset has gone away or has it? as the countdown continues to afghan's election, security increases and so does the violence and we remember the life of political columnist robert novak. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. bret: welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the latest deal breaker for both sides in the healthcare reform debate is the so-called public option actually, government-run health insurance. supporters are insisting on it. critics are hell-bent against it. correspondent shannon bream reports on a a provision that p for both pro and con is anything but optional. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius today tried to douse the flames she ignited on sunday when she said a public option is not the essential element of the president's plans for
.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report," the f.b.i. starts a probe of c.i.a. interrogators who questioned terrorist suspects and the report on dick cheney's report on the effectiveness of those interrogations and the announcement of a new elite unit. the president's science advisors say the outlook for the h1n1 flu season is not good, and republicans go after seniors upset of over medicare and frustrated by healthcare reform. all that, plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. i'm bret baier. despite the stated wishes of the president to look forward, attorney general eric holder has decided to begin a new probe of alleged c.i.a. interrogation abuses and that news comes on the same day the report was made public. national correspondent catherine herridge has the story. >> though the obama administration has promised to look forward, today at the justice department, hundreds of previously classified documents, including a five-year-old c.i.a. report were released. the report by former inspector general john halgerson is the most enhanced interpretation of the program, including the wa
.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" big brother may not be watching as closely. we will tell you about new white house moves to change the way it compiles its e-mail lists. the list of biggest identity theft cases just got a new clubhouse leader. we'll have details of a huge case that is unfolding tonight and explain how it could affect you, and you know it as the public option and it has been a major part of the healthcare reform debate. now rumblings that it may go away, and the battle to secure afghanistan's polling places just three days ahead of a crucial election. all that, plus the all-star panel, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. after nearly a week of several questions and not many answers, there are significant developments tonight on the white house e-mail front. senior white house correspondent major garrett, who broke the story of regular citizens ending up on a white house e-mail list, reports on what is being done to fix it. >> change, the watch word of the obama campaign and white house, now applies to the president's website. today, two signific
right here, right now. >> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. even though they are the minority party, republicans figure prominently in president obama's healthcare reform message today. the president signaled a growing impatience with the g.o.p. amid continued talk that frustrated democrats may try to ram through legislation however they can. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett. >> in his first appearance on a radio talk show broadcast from the white house and in a town hall later with grassroots supporters, president obama accused republicans of plotting their return to power through the graveyard of healthcare reform. >> early on, a decision was made by the republican leadership that said, look, let's not give them a victory. maybe we can have a replay of 1993, '94 when clinton came in. he failed on healthcare and then we won in the midterm elections and got the majority. later when talking to organizing for america loyalists, mr. obama said three senate loyalists may help negotiate a healthcare deal but he won't wait much longer for results. >> we don't know ye
. live better. call or click today. bret: a roadside bomb in eastern afghanistan killed two american troops and wounded three others today. a taliban suicide bomber hit a nato convoy just outside the afghan capital of kabul killing eight people n kabul, two mortar rounds struck near the presidential palace. correspondent greg palkot reports on the growing danger as the country's elections go nearer. >> high alert on the streets of kabul, with presidential elections just two days ago, taliban efforts to blow up that vote revving up. a suicide car bomb blast on the outskirts of kabul was one of several recent incidents. rockets hit the grounds of the presidential palace earlier today and a large amount of explosives were seized in a truck near the airport. >> we are getting ready to go through the process of elections. this are enemies who are trying to dismantle the process. >> this election is as much against afghan security forces as anything else. much maligned in the past, afghan police and now army are the first line of defense, front and center. here at this key intersection, af
that that will be quite a process. in london, amy kellogg, fox news. bret: secretary of state hillary clinton is appealing to iran for more information about -- or any information about three missing americans believed to be arrested are there last week. the three apparently got lost while hiking in the mountains along the iraqi and iranian border. since the u.s. has no formal diplomatic relations with iran, it goes through the swiss in such cases. sarah palin is no longer in charge of alaska, but she is still in the sights of her critics, and how the white house chief of staff put the squeeze on t.v. executives to put the president in primetime. taking its rightful place in a long line of amazing performance machines. this is the new e-coupe. this is mercedes-benz. >> and now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. another case of what appears to be sarah palin derangement syndrome has reared its head. juan cole at the liberal salon.com website has compared the former alaska governor to ahmadinejad. cole writes "it is remarkable how similar they are r-678 both are known for saying things that p
live a better life. call the number on your screen. bret: and now some fresh pickings from the political grapevine. texas democratic congressman gene green is limiting people at his town hall events. he writes "unfortunately, due to a coordinated effort to disrupt town hall meetings, we will be restricting attendance to residents of the 29th congressional district and verifying residency by requiring photo identification." but green hasn't always favored such restrictions. a non-partisans issues website says green has voted twice against requiring photo i.d. in federal elections. green's office just responded to our request for a comment, saying "previous votes on voter integrity projects requiring picture identification would have restricted voter participation whereas our decision is to enhance our constituents' participation in town halls without interruption from non-constituents." news outlets focusing on posters outside tuesday's town hall meeting with president obama failed to mention provocative and violent rhetoric by liberals outside the 2002 appearance outside th
.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report, " bill clinton is expected to leave north korea with the two journalists who have been sentenced to ten years. now the cash for clunkers program, does the president want to take away your employer-provided health insurance? we report. you decide, and the push to do something about a dangerous trend that could be more deadly than drunken driving. all that, plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. >> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. former president bill clinton's surprise trip to north korea has resulted in the pardon of two journalists convicted of crimes against the communist nation. laura ling and union that ling had -- and euna lee had been sentenced to ten years of hard labor. instead, they are expected to get a ride home with bill clinton in comfort. >> u.s. officials said the plan to have former president bill clinton secure the release of the two american journalists was negotiated before he landed, and at the airport, he was greeted by north korea's top leaders, including its lead nuclear negotiator, but the white house insisted this wa
to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. president obama greeted better than expected unemployment numbers today saying the worst may be behind us, but senior white house correspondent major garrett reports no one, including the president, is getting carried away with the news. >> today we are pointed in the right direction. >> the president said so even though the white house still believes unemployment will rise to 10% by the end of the year t fell to 9.4% after the economy lost 247,000 jobs in july. the economy lost 741,000 jobs in january and the president, digging into his bag of metaphors said not so bad is pretty good. >> we have sart been in are a decline but we are turning this economy around. i am convinced that we can see a light at end of the tunnel. >> economists called some of the jobs data encouraging. >> the economy did not shrink ras it did the past two months. instead, it stay the about the same. earnings were not as flat as they were the last couple of months. they rose slightly. these are all positive signs. >> some might wonder how can a quarter million america
for bret baier. memorials for the late senator kennedy continue. president obama will speak at tomorrow's fiewn al mass and major garrett reports that kennedy's death has left a void that could hamper the president's healthcare reform efforts. >> as the public morning continued, president obama worked on his eulogy on martha's vineyard conferring with his top advisor, david axelrod. the president has immersed himself in his vacation, setting aside the healthcare debate for a bike ride along the beach, a fried shim p lunch and a look from the white house. if he was looking for a deal maker, clout and timing, kennedy's death may have left mr. obama adrift. >> he was the only person who could go to the republicans an cut the deal and come back to the left and say this is good enough. we should take this. this might be all we can get right now. they would believe him. they would follow him and get in line behind him. >> mcmahon worked for howard dean, whose 2004 run for the white house reanimated the slumbering left. in the '80's he worked on the senate staff to get compromise. >> there wer
to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. the obama administration's cash for clunkers program is looking for a $2 billion refill. the senate is expected to vote before it goes on august recess whether to approve more money for rebates that have encouraged tens of thousands of people to trade in their own gas guzzlers for new more fuel efficient cars. white house correspondent wendell goler is live with an update. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billion authorization the house wanted was a closer estimate of the program's appeal and its cost. gp was the big winner with 17.8 p% of the cash for clunkers car sales. >> it has been a madhouse, peop
to washington. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. we begin tonight with more on the issue of privacy, and how the white house obtained e-mail addresses for hundreds of people who never gave them to the administration to get information on healthcare reform. senior white house correspondent major garrett tried to he get some answers thursday from the president's chief spokesman. he has the latest now on his continuing investigation. >> i would be interested to see who you got that e-mail from and whether or not they're on the list. >> well, you're asking me if they are on a list. i can't double-check without the list. >> fox news has received hundreds ofest mails who say that this letter from david axelrod landed in their in-box without them having requested any communication whatsoever from the obama white house. fox has repeatedly offered to share e-mail addresses with gibbs to find out how the recipients landed on the whiteh. gibbs has declined to respond. some recipients like lou pore that of uta are irked. >> it is not a function of the white house to get somebody's e-mail address, and do
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